Page-30 of Current Affairs - September, 2018

Nepal refuses to participate in first BIMSTEC joint military exercise

Nepal has refused to participate in inaugural joint military exercise of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries scheduled to be held in Pune, Maharashtra. Nepal’s withdrawal comes in wake of stringent criticism from ruling and opposition parties in the country. Reasons for Nepal’s backing out The BIMSTEC military drill ..

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2018 US Open: Novak Djokovic wins men’s singles title

Former world number one Novak Djokovic from Serbia won 2018 US Open title of tennis in men’s singles category by defeating Argentina’s Juan Martín del Potro (world no 3).  It was Djokovic’s third US Open title and overall 14th Grand Slam title. With this win, he equalled Pete Sampras’ haul of 14 Grand Slams. Further, ..

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Snow leopard spotted in Lippa-Asra wildlife sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh

Snow leopard was spotted at height of about 4,000 metres in Lippa-Asra wildlife sanctuary in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Its picture was captured by camera-trap installed by State Wildlife Department.  This findings have ascertained that snow leopards are inhabiting new areas. Snow leopard Snow leopard (Panthera uncial) is large cat native to mountain ranges ..

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Bengaluru airport set to become first in Asia to use face recognition as boarding pass

Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, capital of Karnataka is set to become first airport in Asia to introduce face recognition based passage system technology from 2019. For this, Bengaluru International Airport Ltd. (BIAL), which operates KIA has signed agreement with Portuguese software firm Vision Box. Key Facts The face recognition based passage system will ..

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WOSA-2018: 4th World Summit on Accreditation held in New Delhi

The World Summit on Accreditation (WOSA-2018) was held New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar. WOSA-2018 was organized by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) with main focus (theme) on “Challenges and Opportunities in Outcome Based Accreditation”. WOSA 2018 The Summit facilitated exchange of information on various challenges ..

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